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Welcome to the News Section of Harrogate in Bloom
Here is the latest news  from our beautiful, floral town.
Harrogate in Bloom is run by a small team of volunteers and we try to keep this page updated as often as possible. 

 
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Matthew Chapman (BID), Simon Cotton (Chamber of Commerce and Director of HRH Group) and Pam Grant (President of Harrogate in Bloom)

Harrogate BID and Harrogate in Bloom launch this year's Floral Shop Window Competition

10 June

2024

The Harrogate BID team, working in partnership with Harrogate in Bloom, have launched this year’s Floral Shop Window Competition, encouraging local businesses to celebrate our town’s floral heritage. The competition will run alongside this year’s Floral Summer of Celebration, which has a theme of Friendship.

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Harrogate Spring Flower Show Charity Breakfast

26 April

2024

You are warmly invited to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show Charity Breakfast, to be held from 8:00am on Friday 26 April 2024 in the President’s Pavilion at the Spring Show. The event is in aid of Harrogate in Bloom.
Tickets to this exclusive event cost £60 per person and include: -
• Special entry to the showground
• VIP parking
• Buck’s Fizz Breakfast
• Short briefing on Harrogate in Bloom
• Exclusive access to the Show prior to public opening at 9.30am.

We do hope you are able to join us in support of Harrogate in Bloom.

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Celebrating 40 years of Excellence at Horticap

3rd April

2024

Horticap Patron, Alan Titchmarsh; National Allotment Society President, Phil Gomersall; Andrew Jones MP; BBC presenter, Amanda Harper and His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Jo Ropner, joined students, staff, volunteers, families and friends to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Horticap and the excellent achievements of their students. The event celebrated the warmth, caring and joy of this amazing charity highlighting the power of horticulture.

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2024 Competitions launched

March

2024

Our 2024 Bloom Awards have been launched. These include the Children's Art Competition, the Harrogate in Bloom Awards and the School Garden Competition.
Harrogate in Bloom is delighted by all the floral contributions made in our town, so if you're proud of your horticultural achievements we invite you to enter our 2024 competitions.
Full details and entry forms can be found on our Competitions page.

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Butterflies & Blooms at HASAG's AGM

28 November

2023

Harrogate & Stonefall Action Group's AGM at Woodlands Methodist Church Hall will commence at 7pm with a talk by Sue Wood, Horticulturalist with North Yorkshire Council, on Butterflies & Blooms. This is a joint meeting with Woodlands Community Garden Group.
Come and share your ideas on improving Hookstone Woods and Panhandle and Stonefall Parks.

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Gold Medal for Harrogate BiD

23 October

2023

Congratulations to Harrogate Business Improvement District on achieving a fantastic Gold Medal in the BIDs, Town Centres and City Centres category at the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards.

The BiD's wonderful Summer of Celebration displays together with the beautiful hanging baskets and barrier baskets are definitely helping Harrogate to regain its floral crown

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Yorkshire in Bloom Success

28 September

2023

At the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards event in Tadcaster, Harrogate in Bloom once again received a Gold Award and were awarded the Yorkshire Rose Award for Best City 2023.
Chris Beard and Angela Dicken attended the event on behalf on Harrogate in Bloom. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this another blooming successful year.

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The Refuse Collection Team - Winners of the President's Award

Celebrating our 2023 In Bloomers!

21 September

2023

The West Park Hotel hosted our 2023 Awards Evening which celebrated the excellent contributions made by local schools, businesses and community groups that keep our floral town looking amazing.
The event was organised in collaboration with Harrogate BiD, who were invited to enter this year's Britain in Bloom competition in the BiD category; Nick Smith, Director of Harrogate Flower Shows, was our compere for the evening and Chris Blundell, owner of The West Park Hotel, presented the Awards.

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Floral Summer of Celebration

21 July - 4 August

2023

Harrogate BID is showcasing a fabulous Floral Summer of Celebration across the town centre from 21st July to 4th August working with local florist Helen James Flowers to highlight Harrogate's international links.

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It's your neighbourhood

18 July

2023

Yorkshire in Bloom judges visited Stonefall Park and Panhandle to assess it in the 'It's Your
Neighbourhood 'category on 18th July. They were accompanied by members of Hookstone & Stonefall Action Group and Shirelle Hawkins From North Yorkshire Council, who have been responsible for the recent improvements and maintenance of the park. The judges are inspecting the Stonefall Park information board which is at the Wetherby road entrance.

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In Bloom Judging 2023

July

2023

Harrogate in Bloom welcomed Yorkshire In Bloom judges on a very wet day on 18th July, but the sun shone when Britain in Bloom visited Harrogate on 26th July to judge Harrogate BiD's entry.

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Judging Date for Yorkshire in Bloom announced.

June

2023

The date has been announced for this year's Yorkshire in Bloom judging in Harrogate. We will welcome the two judges on Tuesday 18th July and show them the floral highlights of our beautiful town.

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